Recorded on 12/22/2010, uploaded on 05/19/2011
Musician's or Publisher's Notes
The existence of Sibelius's later opuses cannot be explained by a lack of
money, for at this stage the composer was a wealthy man and free from debt. And
it is difficult to believe that the last two violin opuses would have been
written with the general public in mind. On the contrary, the violin works
published in 1929 are enigmatic experiments with material in the style of
Beethoven's late bagatelles or Liszt's piano compositions from the 1880s.
Ballade experiments with exciting appoggiatura dissonances
which resolve into new dissonances in the style of late-period Liszt. In the
middle of the piece E minor changes into a grandioso type of Largamente in E
Courtesy of International Music Foundation.
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